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09 Jun 2019 21:34:28
That Dias looks a very composed and tidy player. Hope our interest is serious because in today’s day and age, £50m could be a shrewd signing.

Park3lung

1.) 09 Jun 2019 21:57:20
He looks a player, although I think he might take a year to settle a bit like Lindelof. He doesn't look the strongest and will need to be stronger in the EPL. But he has great technique, wonderful reading of the game and a bit of bite in him.


2.) 09 Jun 2019 22:43:43
He looks made for the Premier League to me fella’s, would me more than happy if we could bring him in, Bruno Fernandez was also impressive tonight. Could do a lot worse than aiming to sign both up.


3.) 09 Jun 2019 23:15:41
Spot on lads. I have been a bit concerned about de ligt when he is against pace which is why I’ve not been fully sold on the idea of joining. I know there is no chance, but I do think defensively he’s not the best. Great on the ball and he has the potential to be a great player. But first and foremost I want my cbs to be able to defence.

Dias looks like a good defender and keeps things simple. If there is a chance to sign him I’d be all over it. Alderweireld is another, koulibaly is too expensive and perhaps Milenkovic. Never been the biggest Maguire fan but he is an improvement.

Impressed with Bruno tonight, hope we sign him. The Portuguese team had really quality on the ball, something the Dutch perhaps lacked. Bernardo, Ronaldo and Bruno are all players with equisite technique. That was the difference for me. Bernardo is an absolute gem of a player. Combines talent with sheer work rate and industry. City have a great player on their hands. Thoroughly jealous.


4.) 10 Jun 2019 12:26:58
Bernardo Silva is absolutely class, I'm surprised how strong he is for such a small player.

Hopefully CR7 has put in a good word about us to Bruno and Dias, both look very good.

In terms of CBs, Toby would be my first choice. I know he's a short-term fix, but we need an instant fix to our defence, we can't wait 2-3 years for a new full back and centre back to develop.


 

 

22 Mar 2019 00:02:14
Hope these rumours of Herrera to PSG are media rubbish. Would be gutted to see him go. Any truth in it Eds?

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - They have spoken with him they say.}


1.) 22 Mar 2019 08:09:26
Are any clubs looking at .....

{Ed002's Note - This is the MANCHESTER UNITED page.}


2.) 22 Mar 2019 09:42:33
Thanks for the swift response ed.


 

 

06 Mar 2019 13:11:26
Hi Ed002 any truth in the rumours united are interested in Bruno fernandes? Seems he plays attacking mid and may well be a replacement for pogba if he goes. Thanks.

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - Bruno Fernandes (AM) is of interest to Everton and Liverpool have certainly looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA. Whilst Manchester United, Bayern Munich and another EPL side, none have a declared interest that I know of and all have other AM targets.}


1.) 07 Mar 2019 00:37:30
Thanks very much ed.


 

 

07 Jan 2019 12:20:18
Hi Ed apologies if this has already been covered but is there any truth in united bidding for Barella? I understand Chelsea are looking at him to replace fabregas. From what I’ve seen of Barella he looks a talented player. Be interested to hear your thoughts on him. Thanks.

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any MU bid.}


1.) 07 Jan 2019 13:44:17
thanks for the quick reply ed. hope all is well.

{Ed002's Note - No problem.}


 

 

15 May 2018 10:20:26
Hi Ed002 is you are around hope you are well mate. I know you said we had interest in alex Sandro but is he now our first choice target for left back? Thanks.

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - I can't help with transfers any longer, sorry.}


1.) 15 May 2018 10:41:41
No problem thanks ed.


2.) 15 May 2018 12:32:14
If there is any truth in Sandro at 50 mill and the lad from Napoli as right back who seems highly rated at 44 mill -I don't pretend to know much about him -then Shaw and Darmian out as directly replaced for a net spend of 60 mill for a key part of defence with added attacking flair seems a good deal.


3.) 15 May 2018 12:52:37
would be a great pair of signings if true burrenway. I like Hysaj he looks a very good player. Only time will tell!


4.) 15 May 2018 12:25:31
Ed002 - is there any light at the end of the tunnel? When will you be back?

{Ed002's Note - Right now there is no plan to do anything involving transfers any longer.}


5.) 15 May 2018 14:46:53
Yes Park3lung, a bit of pace and flair going forward. I would then hope TFM comes into the first team squad as a back up rb to get him some real experience.


6.) 15 May 2018 17:41:54
Ed002 i am very sorry to hear that. I hope that there comes a time when this is all resolved and we have the pleasure of your wise words once more.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks, we'll see.}


7.) 15 May 2018 21:13:54
Most of us echo those thoughts Pogthedog, this site is a better place with Ed002 on board.


8.) 15 May 2018 22:41:22
Ultimately United will but whoever they buy.

{Ed033's Note - Sounds painful and unnecessary :)


 

 

 

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15 Aug 2019 12:19:31
Still on a high from Sunday. What an exciting and youthful team we have. I know it’s early days, but it is clear that there is some very good talent in the squad. We are a few players short, in midfield and on the right wing, but it’s nice to see a stronger defence than in previous years.

I just wanted to touch on something quickly. I see that there seems to be an issue with criticising shaw at the minute. There seems to be a a lack of distinction between constructive criticism or being called a toxic.

My view is that shaw is not good enough. The fact he was player of the year last year is irrelevant imo. The standard was shockingly low as we know. I think he needs to improve both in his positioning defensively as well as a his end product. I don’t see how it is an issue to state that he is a weak link or to point out his deficiencies as long as it’s done in a constructive manner. Of course if I was calling him derogatory names or calling him fat then I understand.

My point is some fans take the moral high ground with shaw but have no issues getting personal with Sanchez, matic or smalling/ Jones. We cannot pick and choose who gets preferential treatment and who does not.

In life there is always room for improvement. Even when you are on top, you cannot stay still. It’s so important to keep on moving to the next level. I was chuffed with the result on Sunday but I don’t think the performance as a whole was an amazing 4-0 performance. I feel like if you portray a negative view, you are automatically called toxic. I’m sorry if this is nonsense it’s just something that has come to my attention.

I’m very excited for Monday but also believe it is a much more difficult test than Chelsea. It will be interesting to see how we do when teams sit back and soak up pressure.

Park3lung

1.) 15 Aug 2019 12:54:51
Shaw is our new Pogba for this year.


2.) 15 Aug 2019 13:08:20
Singh,

What does that even mean? You read that post and decided to post that? Park explained why that isn't the case, it is a totally different situation to Pogba. Pogba has all the talent in the world but seems incapable of using it consistently. I am not sure Shaw has all that much talent.

We are ok at the moment and the back 4 looks good but to improve it the first port of call would be an upgrade on Shaw, people can say that without being shot down.

It is still not as pressing an issue as the midfield but if we are to start to challenge domestically and in Europe myself and many others it seems don't think Shaw is good enough to be our long term left back.

I hope he proves us wrong.


3.) 15 Aug 2019 13:11:14
The moment martial or linders have a bad game it will be back round to them .
So much to talk about in regards to sunday, but it always seems to be the negatives with some .
1 game into the season and people want to sell a player
Shaw imo and many others was our best player last season but hey he wasnt amazing against chelsea .


4.) 15 Aug 2019 13:27:11
GDS - It is nothing personal against Park or any other poster but i think Shaw will be our new Pogba this year as a player under scrutinty and under discussion for most of the year.

It is just the way it is in terms of of how fans how actually are.

Shaw may turn out to be very good or may flop but let's get behind the chap for now and see how he develops.

Like you said there are other pressing areas that needs attention before focusing on LB.


5.) 15 Aug 2019 13:39:09
Its ok to critisise a player.
For once i was on shaws side this time but its ok to be critical i don't see the issue. If someone has a bad game its ok to say so.
It was the same jred when ibra was here there were some who just wanted him out from the moment he arrived yet he was our best player that season in many people's opinions.
Get over what others write lads its just 1 of a 7bn populations opinion.
If it irks you either ignore it or make a counter debate.
Everybody on here has double standards. Jred you critisised ibra at every turn. You wanted our last 2 managers fired so your living in a glass house throwing stones. Just accept that not everyone thinks the same as you and the world should be thankful for that.
If we all thought the same it would be a little dull.


6.) 15 Aug 2019 14:00:24
My comments about Shaw are the same as the ones I made about him last season.

He wanders off when he should be marking his man. He ball watches and gets dragged out of position. At times you can see cutting in front of the CB leaving space behind him.

This isn't based on one game, it's based on his career so far.

He can be brilliant when he attacks. I'm nit disputing that. He is into his 7th season as a professional footballer. Basic defending should need working on.


7.) 15 Aug 2019 14:18:29
Mh you are welcome to that opinion😂.


8.) 15 Aug 2019 14:26:36
Ken
Ibra is a good player but was a short term solution and was never going to be anything other than that and that's how it turned out .
Last season was yet another 3rd season jose melt down it was obvious it was coming, no surprise all the signs where there .
As I always say only time will tell, let's see how things turn out with shaw many wanted him sold last summer and he ended up being our best player .
I actually like a back 5 of wan maguire lin shaw and DDG, so let's see how it turns out .
Truth is if you look at chances created chelsea got just as much joy down our right as they did our left . Wan was caught out of position several times yet from all accounts he was amazing.
Truth is you defend as a team, and as a team we where wide open all over the pitch for various reasons . Both full backs where isolated and doubled up on as where our 2 cm at times .
I also think we almost gave chelsea the wings, both full backs tucked in a lot possible confident that

chelsea are more dangerous cutting through the middle of you as opposed to scoring of crosses.
Like to play clever passes in and around the box as opposed to working it out wide and lobbing in balls for abraham, especially against Maguire.
Buy inviting chelsea to push on in to the spaces left it in turn left space for our attackers .

Imo a lot to talk about on sunday, once over it would of been a topic of discussion now it's just sell x buy y, on a game to game basis.

I'm not criticising that, people use the site for different reasons I'm just pointing it out .
Only time will tell but once shaw finds his form the same people will just move on to next, with very little explanation to back up there opinion .
Maybe I'm wrong, only time will tell.


9.) 15 Aug 2019 14:31:52
Well said Ken.


10.) 15 Aug 2019 14:45:24
Jred you know I’ve been a poster on this site for a very long time so you know what sort of poster I am. I always try to give a balanced view and always draw on both the positives and negatives. If anything, I’ve perhaps been too positive on my outlook. I’m any decent assessment, you have to take into account both sides of the story otherwise you are in danger of being blinkered by rose tinted glasses.

In previous posts, I have highlighted how well we did, but it’s foolish to get too excited over one game. We’ve been here before where we’ve gone on a run and we think we are back. It’s not that simple. I hope I’m proven wrong by shaw. Up until last season I was very high on him. I thought he’d be top draw and unfortunately I don’t believe that anymore for the reasons I have stated. I’m more than happy to be proven wrong and I want nothing more than to hold my hands up and admit I’m wrong. But I just cannot see it.

Unconsciously we all have our favourites or a certain view on a player which we cannot shake. And that’s what makes this site so brilliant. A cauldron of differing views makes this place all the more exciting. Yes some posters are more negative than others, but we should all be allowed to express our voice and opinion. Just because shaw was player of the year, does not mean he is exempt from criticism, nor does it mean he’s at the required level.


11.) 15 Aug 2019 14:58:43
Park
It means he had a good season last year even if as you say above, you think that's irrelevant, especially if like you say you want to give a balanced view and draw on both the positives and negatives.
I agree that people have a certain view of players that they just can't shake .

I try to look at it as a team sport as opposed to an individual I also think we are one game in to a season.
But a lot of of defensive issue where imo down to the team as opposed to individuals .
I think chelsea got behind both full backs for example but people seem to ignore that.


12.) 15 Aug 2019 15:11:43
I think Shaw isn't as bad as some think.

Recovering from an injury like he had, no matter how long ago it was, will have consequences for his thought processes and also his confidence.

He is by no means the best in that position, but players have off days, all players.

After one game this season, playing a different style is simply not enough to judge him on, especially as we have 2 new members of the defence.

Also, on Sunday, in the first half, Rashford was not helping in his defensive duties.

I will reserve judgement after a few more games and all players have become accustomed to the new style of play.


13.) 15 Aug 2019 15:23:00
Jred i understand your point of view and that you tend to look at things collectively instead of individually which is often a good and orudent way of analyising some situations. To counter that it may often be a mistake by an individual that makes the collective look bad.

My point is you like all other posters have your favourites and others that irk you more than most. So no different.
I agree its too early to judge anybody 1 game in. I have refrained from doing so. I saw no real negatives on sunday other than we started slowly.
All players start with a clean sheet.
In my book martial Pogba and shaw are 3 players in particular that can ill afford to drop their effort levels from last sunday and fall into the habits of last season where they just didn't try on several occasions.
Shaw was voted poy due to his massively increased contribution he needs to maintain that. He is prone to periods of indifference and poor fitness.
If all 3 try as they did on Sunday every week their talent should dictate that they do well.


14.) 15 Aug 2019 16:06:35
Ken
No one has said any different.
I think shaw is getting it this week it will be someone else next week .

First game of the season 4.0 win and main topic of convo is sell shaw .
Not really sure what your point is .
Lot to talk about imo but them days on the site seem to of gone .
I think people will move on to some one else next week prob linders pogba or martial . Maybe they wont.


15.) 15 Aug 2019 16:21:28
Jred i don't think the main topic of conversation on the site has been sell shaw since sunday. Its been on a few threads or the odd isolated post. In fact look back and tell me how many posters have said sell shaw since sunday.
Its a topic that irks you. So you are super sensitive about it.
Seriously check and see how many posters said sell shaw since sunday and then you will realise its less than 6 people. Hardly a landslide or main topic of conversation. That is shappy like hyberbole😂😂😂.


16.) 15 Aug 2019 16:29:30
Ken
No it doesn't irk me
read down the page shaw has been one of the main convos, infact the OP by park addresses the fact that shaw has been a previous issue on the site since the chelsea match.

Dont really know what your point is other than looking for an argument .
I think people will move on to someone else next week .
But like tris on the discussion page this convo is over imo.


17.) 15 Aug 2019 16:29:47
Was he really our best player last season? I'd have had Lindelof infront of him personally.

He needs to find consistency and iron out the little errors in his game. And keep an eye on his weight and fitness.

I don't think he will reach the heights originally predicted for him but he can become a mainstay of the defence for the next few years.


18.) 15 Aug 2019 17:14:45
Mort,

I would have had Lindelof ahead of Shaw aswell.

I've also said I wouldn't sell him. My judgement this been based on the time ar the club, not one game.


19.) 15 Aug 2019 20:47:40
He gives his all, he has never whined, he hasn’t sought to leave, despite being called out continually by Jose. He was one of the brightest English prospects and then he broke his leg really badly. I think we give the kid a break, he didn’t let us down last year and in some games really looked the part.

What I don’t understand is ‘we won 4-0 but’, I really don’t see why we can’t just enjoy the big win instead of having to find a player to criticise. I can’t remember who the poster was but a couple of years ago someone reviewed every game and irrespective of the result listed who he thought the worst player was. I called him out as I didn’t understand why we needed to find fault after a big win, it’s completely unnecessary. Did Shaw give away a penalty, did he get sent off, did he cause a goal to be scored? No, no, no. Baffling.


20.) 15 Aug 2019 21:51:22
Think its been done to death.

There's a difference between constructive criticism and trashing.

He's a player that needs a run of games to get into form. He's had a bad injury but he's recovered. He doesn't help himself with fitness.

I feel its a make or break season for him. He knuckles down and improves what's been raised as constructive criticism he can be an asset. Also saves us money which can go on the big midfield rebuild.


21.) 16 Aug 2019 00:28:21
Not based on one game, but personally I've said for a long time that his positioning is suspect. And if he hasn't learned that after 7 yrs, then i doubt he'll improve now. He's no longer a kid.
Lvg, Mourinho and hodgson all didn't rate him and were critical of him. And he is not in the top 3 England left backs.
He is ok for now as midfield is the priority, but we need to look at competition for him next season.


22.) 16 Aug 2019 05:50:16
Shaw will progress as the season continues.
Last year was the first time he got consistent run of games in A United shirt.


23.) 16 Aug 2019 07:18:52
TRD,

Let’s hope so, I think everybody wants that from him. Not sure anybody is really saying we should sell Shaw, I’d be happy to have him in the first team squad fighting it out with someone who is better or has the potential to be better than him. At the moment he is our only left footed left back and he has had issues throughout his career with his weight and also with a clear lack of positioning defensively.

As I said earlier it’s not a priority as we have other positions with glaring holes but I think there is a place for a top left back that can fight it out for a place with Shaw and either replace him as first choice or push Shaw to be better. This isn’t based on one game and I’m always positive about things, it’s just quite an obvious point to make.


24.) 16 Aug 2019 16:34:27
Tierney would have been ideal, and i still think Danny Rose is more aware and athletic than Shaw.


 

 

11 Aug 2019 18:43:48
Wow. Phenomenal victory and not what I was expecting. I thought we would win but to do it like that. Amazing.

First half we were very sloppy. There was no tempo or intensity to our game and we couldn’t keep hold of the ball. But having the strong defence helped us in a situation where we would have conceded last year.

Maguire and wan Bissaka were phenomenal. It cannot be underestimated what a solid defence can do for the confidence of a team. Both De Gea looks more solid and so does the rest of the team knowing that they have Maguire and lindelof behind. I am so excited to see how these two build a partnership because I think they compliment each other so well.

I thought we were poor in midfield and it will cause us problems as the season goes on. Pogba loses the ball far too often in dangerous areas and looks half arsed. Then he goes and does two sublime assists. He’s so talented but yet so infuriating! We missed a trick not investing in a midfielder but we must get on with it.

Buzzing for martial and rashford getting on the score sheet. It will do wonders for their confidence. I thought martial look far more lively and rashford too. I hope they continue to develop and improve because we need them both hitting 15/ 20+ this season.

Oh Danny james. That reaction to his goal was so pure. It’s amazing to see how much it means to play and score for this club. That’s how I want all our players and signings to feel. Playing for united is a privilege not a burden.

One quick negative. Shaw is simply not good enough. Looks overweight and he’s the weak link in defence. I’d look at Dalot for that position.

Early days still. Not perfect but fantastic start. Long may it continue.

Park3lung

{Ed025's Note - good summary that park mate..


1.) 11 Aug 2019 18:57:10
Good summary park.


2.) 11 Aug 2019 19:04:29
Perfect Summary Park.


3.) 11 Aug 2019 19:06:35
Good summary park. It was a promising performance though and hopefully we get better as the season goes on.


4.) 11 Aug 2019 19:08:30
Not sure pogba did look half arsed today, not everything he tried came of but he put a shift in .
Maguire looked class .
Bissaka looks a very good player, Chelsea got in behind him a couple of times but he has a good game today .
Shaw is a better player than dalot and will start the next game .
Energy, workrate and tempo excellent today.


5.) 11 Aug 2019 19:13:54
Thought we grew into the game . Mcguire and Wan Bissaka excellent. Over the moon for Daniel James. Stretford end was rocking today. Chelsea support was woeful.


6.) 11 Aug 2019 19:22:22
Shaws position al awareness is very poor.


7.) 11 Aug 2019 19:30:55
Agree on Pogba jred. To see the rainbow you got to put up with the rain sometimes. I think we have to accept he will lose the ball someone's in bad areas but he killed them off with 2 assists. I thought he worked hard off the ball today.

Shaw did nothing to wrong today imo. He was left isolated 2v1 a couple if times made him look worse than he was. definitely keeps his place and will do for foreseeable future. They have to build on that back 4.

Jessie better than pierira in the more central role. Imo

James will do that all season in games you can't defend against that pace. If he learns quickly we have a beaut.

Maguire and lidelof super. Great to hear ole talking about his leadership qualities. Right man in the right place at the right time. He has an opportunity to lead this club out of the doldrums over the next couple of seasons.

Big game next monday. Momentum is everything at this stage of the season. A different challenge in a very tough atmosphere. Really looking forward to it.


8.) 11 Aug 2019 19:31:15
Shaw had zero cover in the first half. I think you are being harsh on him. He looked committed and put in a great shift.


9.) 11 Aug 2019 19:39:38
I think the thing about pogba is you have to take the good with the bad unfortunately. No doubting his ability and he can change a game in a second. But he can be so frustrating. He’s still our most creative and talented midfielder though. Great performance though.


10.) 11 Aug 2019 19:43:07
Maguire will get the plaudits, deservedly so on his debut, but I thought Lindelof was immense today.


11.) 11 Aug 2019 19:45:14
We’ve just beaten Chelsea 4 nil and people are finding fault. After a sloppy start from most of the team everyone put a shift in. And as for Shaw, he was our player of the year last year.


12.) 11 Aug 2019 19:48:36
Pogba lost the ball yes, but Lingard and Rashford did too. Why is he always singled out?


13.) 11 Aug 2019 19:54:42
99
Yer definitely lindelof was also very good.


14.) 11 Aug 2019 19:58:37
Very good summary Park.

Was indeed a very and surprise win.


15.) 11 Aug 2019 20:52:48
Tony it’s not about finding faults. It’s about giving a fair assessment of the positives and negatives. Going towards one side of the spectrum distorts the truth. It was a fantastic result and some brilliant performances. But it is only one game and we must keep our feet on the ground. Hence why I picked out shaw who I personally don’t feel is quite up to it. Just my humble opinion of course.


16.) 11 Aug 2019 21:03:38
Agree park.


17.) 11 Aug 2019 21:44:40
After the doom and gloom on here what an enjoyable game major signs of the direction ole is trying to take the club . I like the direction it's a breath of fresh .  
Not a perfect performance but good tempo, workrate excellent and after everything that has been written what a performance from maguire, not to mention pogba and both martial and rash on the score sheet.  

Brave decision for rash (or whoever) not to always track back but if the ball breaks down the counter will be on . Leaves the left back open .
I also don't think we where poor in midfield, game was very open today bit like the norwich v scouse . In both games defense starting right from the GK line really opens the game up and creates a lot of space .

Could see a lot of this this season, be interesting to see how teams adapt but it makes for a very entertaining game . A days of a pack cm area coming to an end and end to end football each week .


 

 

27 Jul 2019 01:46:11
Am I the only one whose really looking forward to next season? There are of course issues that need to be addressed, namely cb and cm additions. But we have had a positive tour with the youngsters really stepping up and some resemblance to a plan or style of play by ole. I love the high press and high intensity game. Will take time to be fully effective but there is a clear style of play. With some additions in key positions, we are could potentially have a formidable side. Enough of the doom and gloom, let’s try and enjoy this season.

Park3lung

1.) 27 Jul 2019 03:21:58
Refreshing positivity Park 👍
Yes I’m looking forward to the new season too.


2.) 27 Jul 2019 06:04:23
But Park, none of our players would get into the City or Liverpool team, or Everton or West Ham, or even Barnet or Oldham reserves. We are stacked with over paid mercenaries who turn up when their hey want to, we need to sell all of them and start again.

Seriously, the end of last season was dire and we have signed 1 first team player, albeit in a position that we were desperate to strengthen. That feels light, but to counter that we have seen some great performances from the youngsters so perhaps the squad depth is not as bad as we thought. Midfield looks lacking and CB remains a priority; it is starting to look like we might not strengthen in those areas. However, the mood seems great and I’m a firm believer that creating a happy and focused culture will see improvements on the pitch.

The change of Manager came mid season, Ole has now had a pre season and by all accounts has been working them hard to improve their fitness which has been an issue. DDG staying is a plus, AWB is a huge plus, we need to see the likes of McT, and Rashford take that next step which I’m confident they can do.

I know everyone wants to win trophies but given where we are I want to enjoy watching us play and see progress, I’m confident that will happen.


3.) 27 Jul 2019 09:07:22
I’m with you Park.


4.) 27 Jul 2019 10:01:19
Nope, I'm excited to see what Ole and this young squad can do.


5.) 27 Jul 2019 10:12:27
Ive said loads of times in looking forward to the season.
Posters here talking about finishing 3rd or 4th as best we can do.
I don't buy into that at all. Everybody starts on zero points and its a fresh competition. What happened last year is irrelevant.

Ajh i don't watch for entertainment i enjoy the competition and competing. I was the same when i played.
Ah hour after every game the last match doesn't matter. I never get too high on a win or too low after a defeat. Its only a game.
Competing to win is what's its all about for me. Losing is fine nobody wins every game or a trophy every year. All i want to see is my team competing to win in every game they play. Putting an effort in, playing for their manager their teammates and fans.
When we you come up against better teams and players then we have to adapt and find a solution to beat those teams by whatever tactic we can find within the rules to compete to win.
If we lose we lose there is no shame in that but enjoy the challege stand up to the opposition and compete to win.
Nobody on here should be conceding anything begore a ball is kicked.
Next year the same as always ill be putting united down to win every competion in the predictions comp run by Tony. Because as a supporter i'm bias and there should be no change of football we enter that we can't win.


6.) 27 Jul 2019 11:33:35
Ken, I get that and you’re not alone but there have been times in the last few years when watching United has felt like a chore. Boring, dull, no excitement. I want my team to win but I also want to enjoy it.

And by the way, I wasn’t going to bother with predictions this year.


7.) 27 Jul 2019 11:58:25
I played for competition but watch for fun .
I'm not sure how you can not watch other people play football and do it for entertainment.


8.) 27 Jul 2019 12:03:29
I hear that tony for me its not the winning or losing its about the competing i enjoy.
I can find a 1 nil win or even a nil all draw park the bus game just as much as a 5 nil win.
We are all different.
I enjoy the challenge of finding ways of beating better teams in a 'negative way' as much as i enjoy us beating weaker teams with flamboyant play.
Thats why player character is a most important criteria for me.
Concede nothing until its not available anymore.


9.) 27 Jul 2019 12:54:15
Im not asking anyone to understand it jred. I don't understand loads of your reasons for supporting or the way you support. People do it for their own reasons to get out of it what pleases them.
Thats why its wrong to lecture anybody on how they choose to support and tell people its the wrong way to support.
Its a collective thing that we all want united to do well to play well but some look for different elements to others its as simple as that really.


 

 

25 Jul 2019 10:05:56
I’m putting my neck out there and saying we still sign Bruno. We are pissing about as per usual, but the interest is clearly concrete. Twitter is a soap opera at the moment with people believing every drop of ‘news’ from the outlets. I expect we will get both Bruno and Maguire done. Anything after that is a bonus/ depends on departures of pogba/ Lukaku. Ideally we would want these players in earlier, but that isn’t the way we do things unfortunately. I’m still patient and calm.

Park3lung

1.) 25 Jul 2019 10:09:50
Park i’d Love to agree with you but have we made an offer at all or has it just been paper talk?
I am starting to wonder.


2.) 25 Jul 2019 10:37:41
Perth red i can assure you we have made an offer to the player through his agent and that is a fact. The player is happy with those terms and that the club have made an offer to SL.


3.) 25 Jul 2019 10:52:52
Park, a much calmer response to the one I just posted on the rumours page 👏

Regardless of whether or not we have made an offer yet, we know the price and we will likely get closer to it. People need to calm down and stop thinking that signing a player is like buying sweets.

There is still time and from what I can see, our competitors are not moving any faster than we are (Real Madrid are not our competitors before anybody references them, and they have their own problems) .

Transfer fees are inflated and we may need to wait until closer to the end of the window. I think this will also apply to the players which we are trying to offload and can see the likes of Rojo and maybe even Jones moving elsewhere with just hours to go as we look to get players off the books.


4.) 25 Jul 2019 11:45:25
Spot on Wazza. I think this one will go down to the wire. It seems the Spanish big boys are the ones doing most of the big deals this summer. English clubs are quieter. We do need to pull our finger out as this is a big opportunity to gain on our rivals. I still think Bruno and Maguire will come in. The money quoted is crazy, but that is today's market unfortunately.


5.) 25 Jul 2019 11:57:10
wazza our competitors might not be moving fast but city and Liverpool don't need to invest, there squad is already miles ahead of ours,

spurs Chelsea and arsenal all finished above us this summer was the most important in years for us,

Chelsea have lost there best player and have a ban but still have a squad that on paper looks very good

spurs have a great team.

we are prob on par with arsenal atm, both have some decent players but not enough to bridge the gap of the teams above.

2 weeks or so to go and we have signed 2 players.

we have known for months what was needed.

its looking like another season challenging for a Europa spot

overreacting not in the slightest.


6.) 25 Jul 2019 12:28:01
Bolger.
It is widely accepted that City and Liverpool are too far ahead of us at the moment, much like we have been too far ahead of them in the past. Bruno and Maguire aren't going to close that gap on their own, it is going to take time to develop a squad and an identity. The only was the process can be sped up is if both of the aforementioned teams lose their manager and/ or a couple of key players and not replace them adequately.

Chelsea have lost their best player, a lot is now expected of other players such as CHO to make the step up and they are not going to do that in one season.

We should finish ahead of Arsenal provided we don't have two monumental collapses as we witnessed last season.

Spurs are looking good. 1 good signing so far and linked with some other good players. They will be favourite to finish closest to City and Liverpool, and understandably so.


It is an overreaction, how can you get upset about something which has not happened yet? That is an overreaction.

When the transfer window closes, if we haven't signed anybody else, then I fully understand the unrest and that is the time to show your frustrations, whether or not our voices matter is a different subject entirely.

I encourage those losing sleep about our transfers to enjoy the nice weather we are currently having and put off any emotional response until the transfer window closes, at which point you can fairly assess the situation and decide if you need to panic over our transfer activity.


 

 

17 Jul 2019 14:57:27
May be early days but wan Bissaka will be one of the best signings we have made in a long long time. He’s so solid in defence and provided a nice assist for greenwood. It’s so great to finally see a proper rb. Ecstatic with this signing.

I thought we looked very good in parts today. So much pace at times. Still vulnerable at the back and a authoritative cb is needed. Feel we still miss a player who can control the tempo. But I did like how we pressed higher up as a pack. I think if Bruno is to come in for Mata then our attack will look much better. Pogba is still our most creative outlet. I personally want him gone and don’t like his attitude, but there is no doubting his talent. Such a frustration because he can be incredible. Some positive signs for sure to build on.

Park3lung

1.) 17 Jul 2019 15:14:54
Rashford's goal was sublime. It had Terry Henry written all over it.

Here's hoping we see more of that in the coming season.


2.) 17 Jul 2019 15:39:37
Rashford's dummy and composure for finish was good to see.
If we don't sign a RW, we can probably try James and Greenwood for that spot.


3.) 17 Jul 2019 15:53:51
Not going to get too excited but there are positives to take from pre season so far. A long way to go though. A very long way.


4.) 17 Jul 2019 16:12:36
This is fantastic watching you lot get excited again LOL.


5.) 17 Jul 2019 16:22:58
Personally i think if we can rotate Greenwood, Chong, James and Lingard on that RW position, it isn't as pressing as some think. I would much rather get a solid CB in (still not sold on slab head but will take it) and then bring in fernandes and depending if pogba leaves Milinkovic savic, if he doesn't leave then longstaff.


6.) 17 Jul 2019 17:08:44
Certainly nice to see the team looking fit and sharp so early in the pre-season, young players giving the manager decisions to make and a couple of signings still to come. Must be doing ok as (I assume) a Liverpool fan is already on here being a tit.

Much better than last pre-season already where our manager seemed to fall out with everyone at the club and moan about the whole tour, Ole is a breath of fresh air.


7.) 17 Jul 2019 17:16:51
1990 you will win the league this year, do you know the Premiership the one you never won.
Get excited this will be your year.


8.) 17 Jul 2019 17:57:56
It's always great to give Leeds a good shellacking.
Would be good to have them back in the Premiership though.
Massive club and Bielsa is a great coach.


9.) 17 Jul 2019 18:49:03
Could be an easy 6 points every season? Joke, they were not there today, Bielsa seemed to only have 16 players available.


 

 

 

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08 Aug 2019 01:17:53
Of course I wouldn’t Scott but that’s not the point. Yes we need a rw but why are we desperately signing someone for an extortionate fee whose goal record is poor in what seems to be a panic buy? If we are really willing to go spend 80m then go buy zaha whose premier league proven instead of someone who young have no idea how he will perform. We’ve got enough players who are up and down like the wind. Personally that money should be spent on a midfielder and then Sancho should be priority next summer.

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07 Aug 2019 22:44:08
Not worth the fee at all.

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04 Aug 2019 23:51:50
Wouldn’t be surprised if it was a media briefing. Still time to go. Let’s see what happens. I’m not panicking yet.

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02 Aug 2019 23:01:41
Calcioland podcast marathon. Honestly it’s fantastic. Always reasoned views and they get some great guests on. It’s mainly about Serie A but during the transfer window they discuss transfers. He is usually very spot on and doesn’t put out rubbish like other outlets. Definitely give it a listen! It’s really enhanced my interest in Italian football which I believe is such an interesting environment both culturally and football.

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02 Aug 2019 20:53:17
Marathon - he writes for Di marzio. His podcast is brilliant, and it focuses mainly on Italian football. He’s not someone who writes something for of it. I would say he’s about as reliable as they get, apart from Ed002 of course. I would expect us to wrap up both dybala and Bruno. Again that’s my opinion, but the signs are strong imo. Crazy week ahead!

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17 Aug 2019 17:39:29
No ones saying sell shaw they have simply said he’s the weak link in back 4. If it’s a crime to have that opinion then I’m guilty.

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17 Aug 2019 14:55:52
Spot on mort in your second paragraph.

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17 Aug 2019 14:55:24
Jred
Obviously jones and Sanchez don’t play in the same position was was using the former to make a point. I’m sure you could see that. There are plenty of games in a season for Sanchez to play. I’m not suggesting he goes straight into the starting 11 because I’d have lingard over him as no 10. You’ve got mata and Gomes too, I’m a big fan of the latter. I would put Sanchez ahead of mata. Will he get a chance? I’m not so sure. But I believe there is still some quality there and if he shows anything in training, then he should be given a chance. A half firing Sanchez would offer more end product than lingard imo. Lingard offers a lot off the ball but it remains to be see if he has enough quality end product wise. Scored some really important goals, but doesn’t do it consistently.

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17 Aug 2019 13:46:57
Jred

Perhaps they would have done. As we all know those sort of players are essential in every successful squad. The reason why people are willing to give Sanchez another chance is because of what he’s shown in the past. I know he hasn’t shown it since he’s joined but there is no doubting his ability. Hence why people would be happier to see him play than say jones who has never and will never have it. I think that’s fair to say. I have doubts Sanchez will ever show his arsenal form. But I wouldn’t be against one more chance.

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17 Aug 2019 11:33:28
I agree on Sanchez big V. Would give him one more chance especially as we are looking to play a more pressing game. Would have him at no 10 though as he’s lost the pace he had needed to play on the wing.

While on paper it seems lindelof can play dm, I wouldn’t tinker at all. He actually has all the attributes as he reads the game well, excellent on the ball and has great technique. But why fix something that ain’t broken? Let him and Maguire build an understanding as they look like they will compliment each other well. We finally have the ability to build out the back. I’m a big fan of Tuanzebe, and as shappy has said, he will get chances this season.

Jred let’s not act like you don’t have your players who you have preferences too. We all do it so don’t act like you are exempt from that group.

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